The Pell Grant Criteria You Must Pay Attention To

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant criteria that will allow you to gain eligibility during the upcoming academic terms is almost completely reliant on your ability to exhibit the appropriate level of financial need to the Department of Education. The Pell Grant was initiated to benefit students who come from families that may have trouble paying for the […]

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Locating a Pell Grant Calculator

Written by Michael Bennet

A Pell Grant calculator is essentially a software program that is able to determine your eligibility for the Pell Grant, and perhaps the amount of aid that you may be able to receive for a particular award year. The problem is that most Pell Grant calculators are unsuccessful at doing just that, and are essentially […]

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The Most Critical Aspects of the Federal Pell Grant Award

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant award is the most popular educational grant is existence today, and currently between 11 and 12 percent of undergraduate students receive this grant as part of their financial aid package. It was originally implemented to help give students with an exceptional level of financial need the opportunity to pay for college without […]

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The Existence of Pell Grants for Women

Written by Michael Bennet

Women actually come up to me all the time and ask about getting financial aid and the Pell Grant, and whether or not there are special programs out there that cater mostly to women. The truth is that there are, although when it comes to federal student aid and the Pell Grant most females will […]

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A Recent Pell Grant Increase Explained

Written by Michael Bennet

A Pell Grant increase can mean many things, but it is almost always associated with an increase in the eligibility standards for the award, or with an increase in the available award amounts for a particular school year. This current academic year has seen a Pell Grant increase in both of these areas with the […]

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Are There Pell Grant Income Limits?

Written by Michael Bennet

When students ask me about the Pell Grant income limits I simply explain to them that they don’t really exist, and that almost anyone can become eligible for a Pell Grant. Most students are then in a state of shock when they hear me say this to them, as it is common knowledge that a […]

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The Pell Grant Threshold In Terms Of EFC

Written by Michael Bennet

While there may be several Pell Grant thresholds that are relevant to this particular award, in order to become eligible for the Pell Grant you must pay attention to the maximum EFC cutoff threshold. It is now set at 5,081 for the current award year, and you must have an EFC value below this threshold […]

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Pell Grant Eligibility EFC and Financial Need

Written by Michael Bennet

If you want to become eligible for the Pell Grant you must demonstrate the appropriate financial need. Because the Pell Grant was designed to benefit students that come from low-income families, the level of need that that must be exhibited to qualify is quite high. Financial need as determined by the Department the Education is […]

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Important Pell Grant Information To Keep In Mind

Written by Michael Bennet

There is a variety of important Pell Grant information to keep in mind for the current award year. Most of these things have stayed roughly the same on a yearly basis, although with the implementation of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, some of these items are new, and should be studied more closely […]

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Can I Get A Summer Pell Grant?

Written by Michael Bennet

It is true, you can now get a summer Pell Grant, although because of the recent Congressional vote that took place in the winter-spring of 2011 you will not be able to get more than one Pell Grant award per school year. This means that to get a summer Pell Grant you would have to […]

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